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[audio]Ode to Gravity: Rubber Stamp Art
The Ellis Rubber Stamp Co. was founded in 1929 by H.R. Ellis and his son, Walter, who continues to produce rubber stamps of over 1000 different visual designs plus custom stamps for regular retail customers. Charles Amirkhanian, Ken Friedman and Carol Law have produced a series of graphic works exclusively utilizing rubber stamp images. In this program Charles talks with Walter Ellis and several of his employees at the Ellis Co...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Other Finds; Rubber Stamps
Downloads: 158
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Ode to Ben Amirkhanian in honor of his 74th birthday
Charles Amirkhanian with a special surprise program in honor of famous Armenian-American majors born on July 17, 1915, (his father Benjamin).
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Other Finds; Benjamin Amirkhanian
Downloads: 101
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Rain-Drain by Karlheinz Martens
Another auditory collage of poetry, music, stories and sounds from Charles Amirkhanian’s groundbreaking radio program, “Ode To Gravity”. In this edition you will hear Charles recite a poem by Nano Valaorites, some quiet jazz music, and a short story read by its author, Mort Bennett, among other assorted aural amusements. Don’t worry about the meaning of it all just sit back and absorb the sonic vibrations.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Poetry; Soundscapes
Downloads: 177
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Music from Sudan and Armenia
In this program we hear music performed by Sudanese virtuoso Hamza El Din, as well as a selection of Armenian folk music, and an interview with Dikran Karagueuzian, editor of the San Francisco based newspaper, the Armenian Guardian.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; World Music
Downloads: 493
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Aspects of the Visionary
Charles Amirkhanian talks with David Graham, Gerry Duncan, and Christopher & Teresa Venne about their publication “Attitudes 1”, a futuristic thought collection issued in mid-1971. The publication grew out of the groups interest in the work of British economist, Robert Theobald, but evolved past his theories of a guaranteed annual income, to embrace more Utopian and Spiritual theories, including reincarnation...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Lecture; Panel Discussion
Downloads: 114
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Interspecies Music
For many years, Jim Nollman has explored the limits of human-animal communication. Along the way he has made some highly provocative tapes. In this program he talks with Charles Amirkhanian and introduces his recordings, including his now famous “Turkey Song”, in which human slide whistlers perform a call-and-response improvisation with the flock of gobblers at the Willy Bird Farm. Also heard is a recording of a colony of kangaroo rats and wild burros, made during a recent visit to Death Val...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Other Finds; Jim Nollman
Downloads: 257
[audio]Ode to Gravity: New musical releases of 1983
Charles Amirkhanian introduces three remarkable new LP's and an old classic from 1979. (1) Life is a Killer - mostly rock pieces by poets, including Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Jim Carroll, Jayne Cortez, John Giorno, Brion Gysin, Rose Lesniak, and Ned Sublette (Giorno Poetry Systems GPS 027); (2) Machine Guitars - by Dutch composer Remko Scha, who plays electric guitars with saber saws, ropes and flexible metal rods; (3) Piano Solo, Vol...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Poetry; Popular Music
Downloads: 358
[audio]Ode To Gravity: George Antheil & Four Lives in Paris
Charles Amirkhanian introduces three recordings of compositions by George Antheil, the original bad boy of music, who lived from 1900 to 1959. Amirkhanian also discusses “Four Lives in Paris,” Hugh Ford’s book documenting the lives of Antheil, Kay Boyle, Harold Stearns, and Margaret Anderson as Americans living in France during the heady days of the early 20th century. Published by North Point Press of Berkeley, California, the volume brings to light information about four, representative,...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview; Music; George Antheil
Downloads: 84
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Kenward Elmslie
Charles Amirkhanian talks with New York poet Kenward Elmslie, author of numerous books including Circus Nerves, Motor Disturbances, The Orchid and Album. Elmslie has also written librettos for several operas: Miss Julie by Ned Rorem and The Sweet Bye and Bye and Lizzie Borden by Jack Beeson. On this program Elmslie reads some beautifully wacky verse from his recent books including some he has composed tunes for, and introduces two songs from the musical comedy The Grass Harp (music by Claibe Ric...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Interview; Poetry; Kenward Elmslie
Downloads: 81
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Distel Bitzos
While in Bern, Switzerland in the Summer of 1972, Charles Amirkhanian and his wife Carol Law, interviewed two avant-garde artists who were then working in the area of visual art and sound poetry. Born in 1942, Herbert Distel, had already produced a number of iconic works, including a large Styrofoam egg, which he famously photographed as it floated in a large body of water, as well as his mini museum, a cabinet featuring 500 tiny installations by some of the world’s greatest living artists...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Avant-Garde; Interview; Music
Downloads: 38
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Do Fraig Amors, etc...
Another excellent example of an early Ode to Gravity program. This time it is an interesting mix of music and spoken word, ranging from Medieval Germanic choral music, avant-garde orchestral works, American popular music from the 1920s or 1930s, canary’s chirping, spell casting, bowling advice and other assorted sounds.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Orchestral Music
Downloads: 136
[audio]Ode to Gravity: The People's Opera 1970 (Aerosol, or The Computer That Couldn’t Hear)
An intermedia opera, scored by Liam O’Gallagher, for four FM stations and a chorus of nine transistor radios with two soloist or maybe three...via the Bell System plus tapes of Robert Moran and Charles Amirkhanian. Reminiscent of some of John Cage’s aleatory compositions for FM radio this opera contains an amalgam of sounds ranging from Peking Opera, to sound poetry, to snippets of TV, to musicians performing on a variety of instruments...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Avant-Garde; Soundscapes
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[audio]Ode to Gravity: An Indelible Admixture
Sped up host Sparky, presents an indelible admixture of organ music, jazz, and sound poetry. First heard is “Liberation Waltz” by (or from) the Berkeley, California based Felicity Facility. This is followed by a selection of musical settings by David Durrah and his jazz band poems of poems by Edward Mycue. The program then concludes with two word-tape pieces by Selrahc Nimajneb Nainahkrima, (a.k.a...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Jazz; Sound Poetry
Downloads: 179
[audio]Ode to Gravity: An Evening of Jazz and Poetry
A program of poetry, jazz, and text-sound composition, featuring works by the Bobby Scott Trio, Charles Amirkhanian, Miles Davis, and Chris Hottel. The program begins with an early version of one of Charles Amirkhanian’s popular works of sound poetry, “Radii,” which takes as its text every word in the dictionary that begins with “r-a-d-i”. This is followed by four pieces by the Bobby Scott Trio taken from an old 1953 Savoy recording (MG 15055)...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Jazz; Poetry; Music; Interview
Downloads: 194
[audio]Ode to Gravity: The Public Imagination
Amirkhanian interviews participants at an unusual visual arts conference held at DeBenneville Pines in the San Bernardino National Forest. Included are Ken Friedman, director of the conference and a renowned visual artist, Barbara Haskell, curator of the Pasadena Art Museum, and Wayne Arneson. Harvard Divinity School student who discusses his school for people who might want to live on other planets...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview; Modern Art
Downloads: 141
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Presented by Harry S. Baptist
An eclectic collage of mostly unidentified music and sounds supposedly presented by those legendary KPFA music directors Harry S. Truman and John the Baptist. Some of the music heard can be tentatively identified as jazz pieces by the Phil Yost Trio, Chick Corea, and Benny Goodman, others seem to be by the Senufo peoples of Ivory Coast, and the pygmies of Burundi, as well as at least one and possibly two excerpts from Lou Harrison’s “Pacifika Rondo”...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Jazz; Soundscapes
Downloads: 269
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Bon Bonn Bon
Originally broadcast on the evening of the 200th anniversary of Beethoven's birth this program would have had the deaf composer holding his head in amazement. An energetic mix of assorted musical genres, this program combines the madness one would associate with the Fugs with the elegance reminiscent of a Chopin nocturne, with a healthy dose of jazz and a little bit of poetry by Ezra Pound thrown in for seasoning...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; Classical Music
Downloads: 135
[audio]Ode To Gravity: The Dial-A-Poem Poets
Amirkhanian introduces a program of poetry from the Dial-A-Poem exhibits organized by John Giorno at the Museum of Modern Art and other spaces. These poems were originally available to the general public via a special telephone number from the The Architectural League of New York. However due to some of the adult content contained in certain pieces the project was threatened with lawsuit’s from concerned, conservative parents and the telephone number was eventually disconnected...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Poetry; Spoken Word
Downloads: 563
[audio]Ode To Gravity: The Music of Larry Parque
A program dedicated to the music of San Francisco Bay Area composer Larry Parque, who has experimented extensively with graphic notation and mathematical forms in music. Parque, an architect and a member of the faculty of the San Francisco State University’s Interdisciplinary Creative Arts Department was, at the time of this recording, engaged in composing a work for 21 musicians and 21 film projectors...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Larry Parque; Music; Interview; New Music; Avant-Garde; Improvisation
Downloads: 64
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Stories and Poems by Mort Bennett and others
Charles Amirkhanian talks with Mort Bennett, a Berkeley California writer, who reads several short stories and poems written by himself, as well as some translations he has made of poems by others.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Spoken Word; Poetry; Mort Bennett
Downloads: 105
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Kenward Elmslie
In what is most likely an out-take from a program featuring the poet Kenward Elmslie we hear what is presumed to be Elmslie reciting the following lines of poetry: We're shit / we're shit / we're shit we're shit on / on from above / on from above The air smells of shit / electric chair shit
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Spoken Word; Poetry; Kenward Elmslie
Downloads: 115
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Interview with Jochen Gerz
A visit with German publisher Jochen Gerz, whose Agentzia Editions were designed to explore the medium of the book in new ways. Gerz, who was residing in Paris when this interview took place in June of 1972, talks with Charles Amirkhanian about his idea that books are too slow for most modern minds. Therefore his Agentzia books were designed to be read in about 5-10 minutes. How is this possible? Listen and see...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview; Experimental Literature; Modern Art; Jochen Gerz
Downloads: 181
[audio]Ode to Gravity: The Environmental Songs of Phyllis Addison
Charles Amirkhanian talks with composer Phyllis Addison, who introduces a selection of her “environmental songs”. Addison studied at Mills College where she received a BA in composition and environmental science and an MFA in electronic music and recording media. Her background as a classical pianist and a rock keyboardist and singer inform her own pieces. In this program she presents a selection of commercially unavailable songs, composed using the first generation of digital samplers and s...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Popular Music
Downloads: 140
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Bruce Hale, John Bischoff, and the Center for Contemporary Art
The Center for Contemporary Music at Mills College is well known for it ambitious schedule of activities. John Bischoff and Bruce Hale talk with Charles Amirkhanian about their new activity, a Center for Contemporary Art, which is proposed to operate out of Mills and will emphasize video works and instruction. Hale describes the difficulties video artists have in getting their work distributed, due to the fact that most artist can only afford to work with half inch tape while TV only broadcasts ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Modern Art; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 114
[audio]Ode to Gravity: The Poetry of Lewis Warsh
Lewis Warsh reads his own poetry in this program, recorded on March 3, 1970. Warsh is known as one of the New York poets who became prominent in the last years of the 1960s. His work has been published in the numerous books and anthologies. In addition Lewis Warsh and Anne Waldman (to whom he was then married), edited an important magazine of poetry called “Angel Hair” published from 1966 through 1970...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Spoken Word; Poetry; Lewis Warsh
Downloads: 118
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Interview with Marin Alsop
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Marin Alsop, conductor of the Eugene Symphony Orchestra, Long Island Symphony, and her own group Concordia, which has commissioned a number of contemporary works. At the time of this interview she had just become the new director of the Cabrillo Music Festival. Marin Alsop studied under Leonard Bernstein about whom she shares some of her memories. Although born in New York, she has worked on the West Coast for many years and is very sympathetic to West Coast compos...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; 20th Century Classical; Orchestral Music
Downloads: 104
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Bob Cobbing
One of the best known sound poets in the world is Bob Cobbing, a dynamic gentleman who is active as a concrete (visual) poet, a performer of sound poetry, and a composer of taped poems. Cobbing talks about his activities as a book store operator (he ran Better Books in London for many years, turning it into a leading distribution point for avant-garde poets) and as a publisher of visual poetry. You will hear a selection of his sound poems and an engaging interview recorded in Cobbing’s home as...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Sound Poetry; Bob Cobbing
Downloads: 280
[audio]Ode to Gravity: The Performance Poetry of Toby Lurie
Charles Amirkhanian interviews Toby Lurie, one of Americas best-known performance poetry artists. Lurie explains the various poetic techniques that he has developed such as his conversation-poems in which more than one voice interact to create a woven tapestry of poetic phrases and overlapping statements. Another type of poetry discussed and performed here are one-word or sound-poems, which attempt to get inside a single word, fully explore its parts and create new meanings by emphasizing or rea...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Spoken Word; Poetry; Toby Lurie
Downloads: 179
[audio]Ode to Gravity: CalArts Text-Sound Concert
Charles Amirkhanian introduces an evening of text-sound pieces, recorded live in concert at the California Institute of the Arts on February 13, 1972,. Pieces heard were mostly composed by students of Ingram Marshall's, first in the world seminar on text sound compositions at Cal Arts. Also heard is a tape of a piece composed by the Swedo-Finish composer Tex Sound (E. Thogrim Baesjehode) as well as a piece (Moonbeams for Bedfellows) composed by Anne Mazonson based on a poem by Larry Eigner.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; CalArts
Downloads: 75
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Integral Instant (Four Situations) by Hammond Guthrie
An evening of experimental literature, poetry, and music by the San Francisco based writer and inter-media artist, Hammond Guthrie, in collaboration with his colleagues, Peter Cosgrove, Max Crosley, and others. Heard are a number of poems, written and performed in the style of the Beat Generation, a spattering of electronic music, and an experimental auditory collage of free association. This program is dedicated to Tristan Tzara and William S...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Experimental Literature
Downloads: 145
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Pianos Not Rag
Originally billed as “a survey of recorded keyboard literature simultaneous with a production of The Verbal Séance Players”, this program is a mix of music, mostly piano, but also some jazz and bits of orchestral works seemingly randomly overlaid with multiple tracks of poetry, recited by a variety of voices. One of the pieces of poetry is tentatively identified at the start of the program as being “Words” a 1969 text-sound composition by Charles Amirkhanian...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Sound Poetry; Poetry
Downloads: 119
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Segue Tech
Introduced in the KPFA Folio with only the brief phrase, “to put side by side, put close together”, this program follows the same formula of other early Ode to Gravity programs by juxtaposing musical selections from a variety of styles and genres. It begins with a Tin Pan Alley song from the 1920s quickly followed by a quirky player piano, an experimental piece for flute and voice, piano rag music, and it only gets better from there.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Music; New Music; Avant-Garde
Downloads: 102
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Avant-Garde Music and Art Festivals in Europe
A program produced by Charles Amirkhanian, while he was in the Netherlands as part of an exchange program with VPRO (Holland Radio). Amirkhanian reviews a number of European musical festivals, including a concert of Letterist music. In addition Charles interviews Pierre Boulez after a recent performance of his works. Also interviewed is composer Mauricio Kagel in Cologne, Germany as he prepares for the premiere of his work, Zwei-Mann Orchester, a work scored for homemade instruments, crudely ope...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 469
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Barton and Priscilla McLean
Composer-performers Barton and Priscilla McLean of Austin Texas are Charles Amirkhanian’s guests on this edition of Ode to Gravity. This husband and wife duo introduce a number of their primarily electro-acoustic pieces. Their work often has an environmental or political dimension, as is the case with The Last Ten Minutes, which envisions a nuclear holocaust, and Beneath the Horizon III which combines whale songs with a tuba solo to create an evocative sense of longing.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 44
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Interviews with Hans Heinsheimer & Tom Johnson
Charles Amirkhanian talks with Hans Heinsheimer, author of Best Regards to Aida, and one of 20th Century music’s most important publishing figures. His career spanned fifty years beginning with Universal Edition in 1923 and continuing with Boosey & Hawkes and Schirmer’s through 1979. At the age of 75, he offers his reminiscences about such personal acquaintances as Kurt Weill, Bela Bartok, and George Antheil...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Hans Heinsheimer; Tom Johnson; Interview; Music; 20th Century Classical
Downloads: 65
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Charlie Morrow and New Wilderness Audiographics
From an interview recorded in December of 1977 and broadcast on June 26, 1978, Charles Amirkhanian talks with New York composer and producer, Charlie Morrow, at his home on West End Avenue in Manhattan. Morrow was, at the time of this recording, director of the New Wilderness Foundation, which issued a remarkable series of cassette tapes featuring experimental music, text-sound compositions, and field recordings, created by a variety of avant-garde composers and poets...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Charlie Morrow; Music; Interview; New Music
Downloads: 71
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Computer Music Panel
The advent of the commonly available personal computer took the digital revolution further than some dreamed possible. Charles Amirkhanian and Richard Friedman host a discussion with composers Henry Kaiser and journalists, including the editors of Electronic Musician, Keyboard, and Mac User magazines. The topic of discussion is the use of personal computers by both professional and amateur musicians for musical composition and performance...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Lecture; Panel Discussion; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 98
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Music by Payne, Bielawa, and Gonsalves
Charles Amirkhanian hosts a program featuring the music of three Bay Area composers, two of which join him in the studio to discuss their works. Maggi Payne and Bob Gonsalves are both graduates of the Master’s Degree program at Mills College in Electronic and Recorded Media from the Center for Contemporary Music. Payne, who could not make it to the KPFA studios due to illness, was at the time of this recording, director of the recording studio at the Center, and was serving as an engineer for ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Maggi Payne; Bob Gonsalves; Interview; Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 46
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Charles Dodge
Charles Amirkhanian interviews composer Charles Dodge. Dodge specializes in composing computer speech music. He discusses how he composes and the pieces played on the program.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Sound Poetry; Charles Dodge
Downloads: 135
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Stressmitter Bamba
On a lazy Wednesday evening in 1970 Charles Amirkhanian and Bob Bergstresser ensconced themselves into the KPFA studios and produced this eclectic mix of electro-acoustic music. The variety of sounds range from meditative strings to percussive bells with a little bit of everything else in between. Heard with out interruption this program is a sonic landscape that will quickly entrance the accepting ear.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Music; Avant-Garde; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 85
[audio]Ode To Gravity: Art and Music of Gerd De Vries
Charles Amirkhanian presents a program on German composer and musicologist, Gerd de Vries, whose efforts to modernize the establishment music dictionary Riemann’s “Musick Lexicon” have been much appreciated by avant-garde composers. Due to his efforts, entries for such important composers as John Cage have gone from being just a couple of sentences to now filling up more than a page in this well known musical reference work...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Modern Art; Gerd De Vries
Downloads: 50
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Interview with Jacques Bekaert
The radical Belgian political reporter Jacques Bekaert, a star of that country’s free-swinging national radio program, King Kong, is surreptitiously a prolific and talented avant-garde composer. While in the States to cover the 1972 presidential race he talked with Charles Amirkhanian about his music in this informal interview. Bekaert gives his impressions of the Nixon presidential campaign and then introduces four of his pieces, including a work utilizing the election eve speech of American ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Avant-Garde; Jacques Bekaert
Downloads: 95
[audio]Ode To Gravity: A Piano Recital by Emily Wong
Emily Wong performs live in the KPFA Studio C. She is the pianist with the Cabrillo Music Festival, Marin civic Light Opera, and teaches at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music. Charles Amirkhanian hosts the broadcast which features a rare performance of early pieces by Conlon Nancarrow. This concert was held during a fund drive by KPFA and during the intermission requests for funds are made.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Classical; Emily Wong
Downloads: 67
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Desert Equations - The Music of Richard Horowitz & Sussan Deyhim
Composer Richard Horowitz and Iranian vocalist Sussan Deyhim combined the sounds of new wave electronica, percussion, and Middle Eastern modal music in their 1987 album, “Desert Equation: Azax Attra”. Charles Amirkhanian plays selections from the album and interviews Horowitz about how he and Deyhim constructed these enchanting blends of modern technology and ancient sounds. The music is scored for voice, nāy flute, percussion and electronic keyboards and has been described by some as an ...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Popular Music; World Music
Downloads: 495
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Songs and Writings of Ned Rorem
In this edition of Ode To Gravity Charles Amirkhanian presents a selection of art songs by Ned Rorem interspersed with excerpts from Rorem’s book, “Music from Inside Out”, in which the composer discusses history and art of song writing. For additional works by Rorem be sure to check out the recently released CD “The Songs of Ned Rorem”, from the Other Minds record label and available at www.otherminds.org.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview and Music; Art Songs; Ned Rorem
Downloads: 76
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Tom Marioni Retrospective Show 1959 - 1973
This recording documents the works of Tom Marioni, from 1959 to 1973. Marioni was the founder of the Museum of Conceptual Art of San Francisco (MOCA-SF), and the force behind a number of interesting programs found on radiOM.org. The reader heard in this recording is Marioni, who details his works in prose form. The statement was read at a show in Cambridge, MA., at Project Incorporated on February 13, 1973, and this document was prepared especially as a radio version of the same “piece”...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity Series; Inter-Media; Visual Arts; Modern Art; Tom Marioni
Downloads: 61
[audio]Ode To Gravity: A Concert from Hilversum
Charles Amirkhanian introduces a program of music that he originally produced in 1973, in Hilversum, Holland, during his exchange program with the Dutch radio station, VPRO. This radio concert features music generally not well known in the United States, and includes works by Carl Maria von Weber, Henri Rabaud, Tristen Keuris, Jean Absil, Willem Kersters, and Maurice Duruflé. The works range from a traditional orchestral overture to an adventurous modern saxophone quartet...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Classical Music
Downloads: 225
[audio]Ode to Gravity: A Visit with Lars Gunnar Bodin
On a live broadcast recorded February 25, 1971, Charles Amirkhanian talked with Lars-Gunner Bodin, Music Director of the Swedish Center for Technological Art, Fylkingen, regarding activities of the institution. Recent works produced there were also heard, including "Traces "(1970) by Bodin, "Don't Hesitate" by Sten Hanson, "Cybo II" (1967) by Bodin, and "Mr. Smith in Rhodesia" by Ake Hodell.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Interview; Sound Poetry; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic; Lars Gunnar Bodin
Downloads: 248
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Music by Edward MacDowell, Irving Fine, & André Jolivet
Charles Amirkhanian plays two works for solo piano and then a piano concerto. The first piece is by the American composer, Edward MacDowell, whose estate in Petersboro, NH was later converted by his widow into a sanctuary named the MacDowell Colony, where to this day artists can go to spend several months in peaceful surroundings and work on their art. The second piece, by Irving Fine, was actually composed while he was a resident of the Colony...
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Music; 20th Century Classical; Classical Music
Downloads: 340
[audio]Ode to Gravity: Sound Poems by Charles Amirkhanian & Tape Music by Bernard Parmegiani
Charles Amirkhanian introduces text-sound compositions he made at the Swedish Radio in April, 1972, including Sound Nutrition, Radii, Dzarin Bess Ga Khorim, and others. Also on this program is Outreme, a piece for ondes martenot and tape by the French composer Bernard Parmegiani. The martenot is played by Arlette Sibon-Simonovitch.
Keywords: KPFA-FM; Ode to Gravity series; Spoken Word; Sound Poetry; Electro-Acoustic; Electronic
Downloads: 353
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